The 25 Best Apps for Working Moms | Working Mother

The 25 Best Apps for Working Moms

Here are our favorite apps ever.

Pressed for time? With these apps, you can organize your cooking, shopping, billing—and still find a few minutes to log in some exercise.

FITNESS

Sworkit

What It Does: Enables you to create customized workouts, including cardio, strength training, stretching and yoga exercises, that fit your goals, time availability and fitness level.

Working Mom Perk: On-the-go moms will love this app thanks to its database of body weight exercises, which you can perform from anywhere (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, (iOS 8.0 or later), and Android (4.0.3 and later) devices

MONEY

Venmo

What It Does: Allows you to transfer money from your bank account to the recipient’s in just a few clicks.

Working Mom Perk: If you’re the type to never carry cash, this app lets you pay people you owe money to quickly and easily, like your babysitter, housesitter or the gal pal who had to cover the bill last time you two dined at a cash-only establishment (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.3 or later), and Android (4.1 and later) devices

Bank of Mom

What It Does: Tracks kids’ virtual bank accounts and transactions to teach them the concept of money and savings. You can also track screen time for TV and video games and other activities like sleepovers and trips.

Working Mom Perk: Helps mom to instill healthy financial habits to her children starting from an early age (free, appstore.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (6.1 or later) devices

Mint.com

What It Does: Shows you all of your accounts—including checking, savings, credit and investments—and automatically obtains and categorizes all your transactions.

Working Mom Perk: Looking to create a monthly budget for your family? Have this useful app do it for you based on all related expenses (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later), and Android devices

SHOPPING/DEALS

Doorman (Only in Manhattan and Brooklyn currently)

What It Does: Instead of having your packages shipped to your home to arrive when no one will be able to sign for them, have them shipped to this app's Doorman address near you. The app will let you know when Doorman has your packages and then you decide the one-hour window you want the packages delivered to you.

Working Mom Perk: You won't have to deal with any more missing or stolen packages from your front step, since this app sends your packages directly to your Doorman address (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 8.0 and later), and Android (4.0.3 and later) devices

ShopSavvy Barcode & QR Scanner

What It Does: Scans a product's barcode and then instantly pulls up where you can get the best deals on that product. Of all the product scanners, this one claims to have the most stores in its database—more than 40,000.

Working Mom Perk: By showing the price of one product at many different retailers, this app saves you the time of doing price research on your own. It's also helpful when shopping at stores with price match guarantees ;) (free, appstore, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone and iPad (iOS 10.0 and later), and Android (4.0.3 and later) devices

Cartwheel

What It Does: Offers users hundreds of mobile deals at Target that range from 5 percent to 50 percent off. You can find deals organized by category, and when you add them to your Cartwheel offers, the app creates a unique barcode, which a cashier can scan at checkout, that combines all the offers.

Working Mom Perk: You can stack a manufacturer's coupons, a Target in-store or paper/printed coupon and a Cartwheel offer on the same item for even more savings! (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later), and Android (4.1 and later)

FOOD/DINING

Instacart

What It Does: Allows you to create a grocery list, place an order and schedule a delivery to arrive in as little as two hours.

Working Mom Perk: If you don’t have a car to transport heavy groceries or don’t have the time to hit up the supermarket, this app brings the groceries to you in a few clicks (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later), and Android (4.0.3 and later) devices

Yummly

What It Does: Uses info from your social media or email accounts to create a customized feed of recipes the app thinks you will like. All recipes include nutritional info, and includes an option to add all ingredients to a shopping list.

Working Mom Perk: Need some dinnertime inspiration? This app offers you plenty of recipes to browse through and has cooking videos you can watch as you prepare meals (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later), and Android (4.4 and up) devices

Our Everyday Lunch

What It Does: Provides an entire week’s worth of menu options, with each day showing a new recipe, so you'll never be out of ideas for what to pack yourself for lunch.

Working Mom Perk: Eating the same old boring lunch each workday? This app challenges you to try a new recipe every day. Plus, the shopping list generator helps you plan ahead ($1, appstore.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 4.3 or later) devices

Yelp

What It Does: This app lets you view and write one- to five-star reviews of all types of businesses, from spas, restaurants and dry cleaners, to museums and popular landmarks.

Working Mom Perk: Traveling to a new city with your family and looking for a kid-friendly place to grab a bite to eat? Pull up the app on your phone, and it'll help you locate nearby restaurants that fit your criteria (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later), and Android devices

MAPS

Moms Pump Here

What It Does: Highlights nursing rooms (even at airports) and lactation pods where moms can pump comfortably all over the country.

Working Mom Perk: This app takes the guesswork out of finding a nearby place to pump when you're traveling ($1, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 6.0 and later), and Android (2.6) devices

Find My Friends

What It Does: Easily locates friends and family in your contact list on a map when they accept your invitation to share a location. You can also share where you are when someone requests your location. The app also sends alerts to let you know when an individual has arrived at a certain place.

Working Mom Perk: This app eases your worry when taking your family to crowded places, since you can use it to spot where your kid is, as long as he has his phone with him (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 10.0 or later), and Android (4.0.3 and later) devices

SLEEP

Good Morning Alarm Clock

What It Does: Tracks your sleep phases and gives you a report on your sleep quality the night before, advises you on getting better rest and lets you know when you need to catch up on shuteye. You can even use it to create your own sleep playlist.

Working Mom Perk: One of our favorite features is that you can program it to go off 30 minutes before your alarm time, so you wake up during the optimal light sleep period ($4, appstore.com, free, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later), and Android (4.1 and up) devices

White Noise App

What It Does: Plays a variety of music, including white noise and the sounds of an air conditioner, beach waves crashing and a train ride—whatever floats your boat.

Working Mom Perk: Use it to relax your baby so he can fall asleep, or turn it on when you’re working and need to block distractions (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 7.0 and later), and Android devices

SOCIAL MEDIA

Snapchat

What it Does: Allows you to photograph or record snippets of your day to add to your daily story, which then gets shared with friends and family who follow you on the app. What you add to your story disappears in 24 hours.

Working Mom Perk: You and your little one can easily pass the time and share some laughs testing out all the cool filters (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later) and Android devices

Prisma

What It Does: Turns your photo into a work of art inspired by famous art styles like Impressionism and Cubism.

Working Mom Perk: When sharing your favorite family photos on social media, rest assured: When you use this app, yours will stand out above the rest compared to those who only use filters (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later), and Android (4.1 and up) devices

ORGANIZATION

Keepy

What It Does: Allows you to save and organize your kids’ schoolwork and artwork. You can also share the pieces with family members, who can then record a message to your child about them.

Working Mom Perk: Our kids’ artwork is precious … but they start to pile up. This app lets you cut down on clutter while also making it easy for you to digitally share pieces with family members. Did your child just get straight A’s last semester? Show a photo of it to Grandma, and she can congratulate your kiddo via the app (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 8.0 and later), and Android devices

CamCard Lite

What It Does: Scans and organizes business cards and allows you to digitally send one if you don’t have any physical ones handy.

Working Mom Perk: Scanning these to the app places them all in one place where they’re easier to find and saves you the time of manually putting everyone’s contact info into your phone (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 8.0 or later), and Android devices

Instapaper

What It Does: Saves web pages (usually as text only) so that you can read them offline when you’re commuting underground with no wi-fi access.

Working Mom Perk: Read the articles you want, whenever you want. Adjustable fonts, text sizes, line spacing and margins let you customize your reading experience. (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later), and Android devices

PRODUCTIVITY

Timyo

What It Does: Enables you to indicate to your email recipient when you expect to receive a response (whether it be ASAP, today or some time in the future) and organize emails, even unread ones, by the times you plan to reply to them.

Working Mom Perk: Have an overflowing inbox with emails you know you really need to get to? When you assign due dates to certain emails, the app reminds you when a reply is overdue or pending, so you never forget to reply to one ever again.

iOS 8.0 and later: (free, appstore.com)
Android 5.0 and later (beta): (free, play.google.com)
Gmail in Chrome: (free, chrome.google.com)
Outlook for PC (beta): (free, store.office.com)

FAMILY

UrbanSitter

What It Does: Allows you to search, book, message and pay a babysitter (by credit card) through the app. To make the process of finding a great babysitter easier, parents get to see a list of babysitters recommended by friends and trusted local groups, watch video profiles of babysitters and read parent reviews.

Working Mom Perk: For unexpected date nights or events when your kids will need supervision at home, this app will let you find a sitter or nanny last-minute (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later), and Android (4.1 and later) devices

Stridepost

What It Does: Allows parents to assign tasks or chores to multiple or individual kids, and make these tasks worth a certain number of points, thus motivating your kids to complete them. It also features a family calendar (both parents and kids can view it and add events, appointments and practices to it), an allowance tracker, which you can set weekly, a reward planner, which allows you to add rewards (even ones from the Amazon store), and a family wall where you can share messages the whole family can see.

Working Mom Perk: No more having to send mass text messages to the family about who's doing what. You can use this app to remind everyone about big events happening on someone's calendar, and can even set reminders to appear 30 minutes before events begin.

For parents:
iOS 8.0 and later
iPhone: (free, appstore.com)
iPad: free, appstore.com)

Android (4.0 and later): (free, play.google.com)

For kids:
iOS 8.0 and later
iPhone: (free, appstore.com)
iPad: (free, appstore.com)

Android (4.0 and later): (free, play.google.com)

Parents can also access the app from any web browser.

ENTERTAINMENT

Pandora

What It Does: Helps you find new music and create free radio stations and playlists based on the artists, songs and genres you already love.

Working Mom Perk: Adore Adele? This app automatically plays music from her and similar artists when you search her name, so you can spice up your morning commute or workout with fresh tunes (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 9.0 and later) and Android devices

YouTube

What It Does: Serves as a library for all types of videos, including tutorials, music videos, news and entertainment. You can also use the app to create playlists, share your favorite videos with friends and view what's trending.

Working Mom Perk: No matter where you are, as long as you have Internet access for the app, you can pull up videos that you and your child can watch, which will prove helpful during long road trips when your kid gets tired of playing with that travel toy (free, appstore.com, play.google.com).

Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Android devices

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